I created MINIMAN because I needed a short, strong name that is easy to remember for my Master thesis where I created an alter-ego identity construction of a rapper – since my Master thesis was about identity construction. I created the name MINIMAN in one hour. It came very quickly in a creative intuition and inspiration session. After the feedback was so positive and the music project was so successful I kept the name and used it for all my art as an alter-ego.
An LA-based photographer Amanda Charchian believes it’s the intention of the photographer that distinguishes fine art photography from the commercial and documentary one. And her own intention has always been to empower (women), she says. This might sound rather inconsistent, looking at the works by Amanda, which illuminate intimacy, if not to say vulnerability, of the female nature… But what if consider fragility the best working condition, a perfect angle to explore and amaze?